Kiyoshi Mino uses only a needle, wool fibers and many hours of precise work to bring these animals to life. He begins with the face to capture the character of each animal, then builds up the descriptive textures that make its fur and feathers. He doesn't let a single detail escape, from the complex feather patterns of the Chipping Sparrow to the facial expression on the Dramatic Chipmunk (you know the one).
For something more affordable, browse Kiyoshi's smaller animals.
Kiyoshi and his wife Emma run Lucky Duck Farm in Illinois. These felt animals are created when not tending to cows, chickens, ducks, sheep, or fields of Asian vegetables. Read more about Kiyoshi here.